The woman at the center of the Supreme Court’s landmark abortion rights
ruling was arrested today at the confirmation hearing for Sonia
Sotomayor among a wave of anti-abortion protesters who lined the
sidewalks outside the Senate office buildings and several of whom made
it into the hearing room and disrupted in an attempt to disrupt the
Norma McCorvey, 61, of Texas, better known as "Jane Roe" in the famous Roe v. Wade
case from January 1973, was arrested after she and another protester
started yelling during the opening statement of Sen. Al Franken
(D-Minn.), according to Capitol Police. McCorvey, whose pursuit of the
right to access to abortion in the early 1970s led to the ruling that
has been a pivotal part of every Supreme Court nomination process
since, eventually become a notable opponent of the procedure.
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